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Kittie - Bassist Trish Doan Dead At 31

Kittie's bass player Trish Doan has passed away at the age of 31. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page. Doan joined Kittie in 2005, left in 2007, and re-joined in 2012. She appears on the band's 2006 EP, Never Again, and 2007 full-length, Funeral For Yesterday, and toured with the band until her death. R.I.P.

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Posted: 14.02.2017 by Dominus | Comments (6)


Firespawn - New Album Announced

Swedish devil worshipers Firespawn just announced a new upcoming album! The Reprobate will descent upon mankind on April 28th and you can expect "nothing less than a merciless piece of evil, ferocious and blasphemous death metal." The cover artwork for The Reprobate, as you can see here, is an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Paolo Girardi. Girardi has been responsible for the artwork of Firespawn's debut album as well as artworks for bands such as Black Breath, Power Trip, Chthe'ilist, Manilla Road and many more.

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Source: centurymedia.com
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Posted: 02.02.2017 by Dominus | Comments (0)


Therion - Possible Final Live Performance For Christofer Johnsson At 70000 Tons Of Metal

Therion have shared some bad news recently. Mastermind Christofer Johnsson has two spinal disc herniations in his neck and his performance at the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise could be his last in case he has to do a neck surgery. However, that is the worst case scenario as he is trying to treat it without going under the knife.

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Posted: 29.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (10)


Iron Maiden - Announce North American Tour With Ghost

Iron Maiden's hugely successful The Book Of Souls World Tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe. Iron Maiden welcome Ghost as their special guests for the North American leg of The Book Of Souls World Tour.

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Source: ironmaiden.com
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Posted: 20.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (4)


Obituary - Premiere New Track

Shortly after revealing their new album, Florida death metal legends Obituary have shared the first single off their forthcoming, self-titled full-length. Watch the motion graphics accompanying "Sentence Day" that compiles live and fan photos from the band's most recent world tour below. It's just the start.

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Source: label.relapse.com
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Posted: 19.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (5)


Vallenfyre - To Release New Album

Death/doom outfit Vallenfyre have returned to GodCity studio in a frozen Salem, MA to record the follow up to their second album, Splinters (2014). The new album will be entitled Fear Those Who Fear Him and sees the band recording as a three piece for the first time.

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Posted: 18.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (0)


Def Leppard - Announce N. American Tour With Poison And Tesla

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America. The outing will storm through cities across parts of the U.S. and Canada. This new leg of dates follows the groups massive 70+ city 2016 tour and is set to kick off on April 8th in Manchester, NH and wrap on June 25th in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla.

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Posted: 17.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (1)


ReVamp - Disband

Perhaps it was to be expected but ReVamp have officially called it a day, having released two albums, their self-titled in 2010 and Wild Card in 2013. Singer Floor Jansen joined Nightwish, of course, and since then ReVamp haven't been very active. Curiously enough, she is now pregnant as well. The other band members will focus on new projects.

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Posted: 30.09.2016 by Dominus | Comments (7)


Arkona - Premiere New Re-Recorded Song

The Russian folk metal band Arkona just presented the song "Pod Mechami" from their re-recorded debut album Vozrozhdenie, which will be released on November 11th in a super fat digibook with beautiful illustrations of "Pagan artist" Kris Verwimp! Arkona's debut album Vozrozhdenie was originally released in 2004 (it means "revival").

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Posted: 30.09.2016 by Dominus | Comments (1)


Delain - To Embark On U.S. Co-Headline Tour With HammerFall

Delain just announced that they will embark on their first ever co-headline tour through the U.S. in April/May 2017 with HammerFall. After extensively touring the United States on several support runs in the last few years, the Dutch group will hit the road in support of their new album Moonbathers and offer their U.S. fans the full Delain experience. Check out the dates below and let us know if you'll be attending.

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Source: delain.nl
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Event: Delain & HammerFall: Co-Headlining North American Tour 2017
Posted: 28.09.2016 by Dominus | Comments (3)


Alissa White-Gluz - Signs Solo Deal With Napalm Records

Alissa White-Gluz is going solo! The Arch Enemy front woman created an entity dubbed simply Alissa and her brand new solo project has now been worldwide signed by Napalm Records. White-Gluz remains firmly installed in her role in Arch Enemy. Alissa is more of a musical collective, led by White-Gluz and featuring contributions from her wide network of talented friends. An album is already scheduled for 2017 and tour dates will follow around the album release as well.

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Posted: 08.09.2016 by Dominus | Comments (17)


Metallica - Reveal New Album Details And New Song

A new Metallica song has been released! In fact, the legendary band decided to reveal all about their new album as well. After a long wait following 2008's Death Magnetic, the heavy metallers are releasing a double album titled Hardwired...To Self-Destruct everywhere on November 18th. How is Metallica sounding nowadays? Check out "Hardwired" to find out.

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Source: metallica.com
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Posted: 19.08.2016 by Dominus | Comments (45)


Kobra And The Lotus - Sign Deal With Napalm Records For Double Album

Canadian band Kobra And The Lotus have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I plus II will be released as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released in February 2017 with the second part to follow in October of 2017. But don't worry, you won't have to wait that long to hear new material from the band, as they will be releasing a new single very soon! More info on Prevail I + II will be announced shortly!

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Posted: 12.08.2016 by Dominus | Comments (1)


Nemesea - Manda Ophuis Quits

After 14 years, the cooperation between lead singer Manda Ophuis and the band Nemesea comes to an end. The singer formed Nemesea in 2002 together with Sonny Onderwater and Hendrik Jan de Jong. Manda is going to focus on her education job with highly gifted children.

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Source: nemesea.com
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Posted: 10.08.2016 by Dominus | Comments (0)


Megadeth - Contemplated Re-Recording Debut Album With Current Lineup

It seems like guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine (MegaDave) loves the current lineup of Megadeth so much that he even contemplated re-recording the band's debut album, Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!, with the trio of musicians that surrounds him now for the album's 30th anniversary. The band is currently on tour in Russia, with more European dates still to come, where he revealed this.

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Source: loudwire.com
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Posted: 05.11.2015 by Dominus | Comments (11)